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Let's get started with R (beginner's workshop--repeat of January 18)

Note that this meeting is starting at 1pm, not 2pm!!!

This is a repeat of the January 18 meeting, which was overbooked in a very small room. The Leawood Pioneer Library has a meeting room that can accommodate 50 people. If you signed up for the January 18 meeting and can come to this meeting instead, please do so, as we have 20 people currently signed up for a room that can only hold 10.

Bring your laptop! We'll start with showing you how to get R and RStudio installed on your computer. Then we'll show you how to read data into R and write it out again. Finally, we'll get you to run some simple descriptive statistics. 

This meeting will last 90 minutes. I set the limit as 25 people, but I can expand this if there is sufficient demand.

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  • Raghu K.

    Thanks to Earl, Madelaine and the gentleman who went first (fan of Microsoft,pun intended!) and efficiently expanded on the constructs of R. I was able to practice and complete all the exercises. I was also able to run the commands taught on some KCMO data I used at the Big Data hackathon.(­)

    Found this book in the library on R:
    The Art of R programming by Norman Matloff.

    Looking forward to participate in the next session for sure!

    February 9, 2014

  • John S.


    February 9, 2014

  • Chandra Y.

    Very good introduction to R. Thank you..

    February 8, 2014

  • Tom V.

    Very informative. Also very friendly and helpful leaders and group members.

    February 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really sorry, but I probably can't make it to today's event.

    February 8, 2014

  • Earl F G.

    I uploaded my slides for today to the Meetup Files. Select "More" and "Files" above and then "Reading/Writing Files in R". I'll also discuss the notes and some examples from here: Finally, I'll briefly talk about the nine free online 4-week Coursera data science classes that will be using R. Here's some background on that: or look for info at

    February 8, 2014

  • Chuck J.

    All right! I've got R and RStudio downloaded on this machine. I am ready to rock!

    February 3, 2014

  • Steve S.

    Two requests, please. First, try to install R before you arrive. R Studio is less important. Second, if you didn't get a chance to install R or if you tried and failed, show up five minutes early and let one of us know (Earl, Madelaine, or me) and we will try to get R installed before the meeting starts. The beginning of the meeting is always quite chaotic, so I can't guarantee anything, but we'll try.

    Steve Simon,

    January 29, 2014

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